* Posts by leexgx

340 posts • joined 19 Jan 2009

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Microsoft promises twice-yearly Windows 10, O365 updates – with just 18 months' support

leexgx

so gotya 2 times a year a feature upgrade will brake a bunch of PCs (so i can keep my calendar clear for them 2 months when people be calling me alot)

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US ATM fraud surges despite EMV

leexgx

Re: Almost no US ATMs use EMV

not a hipster but apple pay and android pay is a token generated based (more like chip and pin) me is Android pay

uses a virtual card number so if some one manages to get the virtual card number well emm its still useless to them as they need to stored tokens (that change every time you use one) that are only exposed when the screen is on (Android Pay)

on iphone need your fingerprint to unlock the phone before token is allowed to be used and is for more secure then Tap and pay on visa and master cards (and you get a payment notification as well on the phone so you know if some how upto £30 was taken from you And its a delayed payment so you can dispute it right away)

Tap and pay is a static passive token on your card (have to replace the card if some one manages to clone it or steals the card but its rare due to limit to 5 transactions per day and £30 per transactions none of it is liable if fraud happens)

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leexgx

Re: Speed

its because they are using Dial up to do the token payment which has to be verified (which is Dumb it should be ethernet/3G connection when chip&pin is used transactions take less than 2 seconds to authenticate)

in the UK only the old 2G mobile ones are slower (or for some odd reason you picked the dial up version that needs a landline) and that's only if its the older 2G ones as they have to bring the GPRS data connection up and login and verify which is about 10 seconds(over 30 some times if its dial up), if its a mobile 3G or ethernet (3G mobile card terminal , SumUp or iZettle) they are near instant once you press the ok/Green button

Chip and Pin in USA should be all in with Chip and pin, it takes about 5 years to propagate down the line so everyone gets new cards with chip and pin (optional but shops can choose to tell customers to use it) and merchants get there card machines enabled for chip and pin (they already own a card machine that supports it, they might even be unaware that there termal supports chip and pin and is enabled for it or the POS seller has purposely disabled chip and pin on the terminal for profit)

Note if the terminal supports passive payments like Tap and Pay or active NFC payments like from apple pay or google pay the terminal already supports chip and pin and it been near instant payment (no delay)

after 5 years Chip and pin should be mandatory and mag swipe use should be automatic forced to chip and pin (in the UK the Last place that got chip and pin was actually the superstores or UK wide food stores and even petrol stations, the first was small shops) Tap and pay terminals has been very aggressively deployed most food and drink places have replaced there terminals already (even superstores as well)

how it worked in the EU you wipe the card it tells you to insert the card for chip and pin, if chip fails then mag swipe is available but you need to Prove you own the card when you swipe the terminal asks for information or even a call to the bank (most shops will ask for another card so they are no liable for the fraud if there is any)

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Europe to push new laws to access encrypted apps data

leexgx

the fix is really having the encryption Optional feature, then at least they can focus more on the people who are actively trying to use encryption (not passively as it is in whatsapp at the moment)

mass snooping has always happened but with whatsapp and some other apps using OTR by default for a bit now the bad people become noise with all the good (mostly lol)

its just a shame that a small subset of people can cause problems

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leexgx

main issue is extremely easy to use apps like whatsapp can make you invisible to tracking as it encrypts all communications by default,

now its harder for 3-4 letter agencies to just focus on people that are using encryption for hiding messages or been paranoid, before they only had to keep an eye on people using tor or sending scrambled/encrypted messages now just using whatsapp hides you with the other millions of people who use it which is really no good

if this act gets though the app makers won't make back doors they just simply turn of OTR in the messaging apps so they can be intercepted again and the people who have somthing to hide will likely use somthing els and get put on the monitoring list

i don't personally like that whatsapp have done by making OTR the default as they have made it very simple to use for any one doing bad stuff with no technical knowledge

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eBay dumps users into insecure authentication mechanism

leexgx

Re: SMS 2FA insecure?

poor excuse

PAC code ? keep your number

lots of data = 3 AYCE

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leexgx

Re: Sorry...

not sure why they just don't use 2FA via the authenticator app

i would recommend the MS authenticator app assuming you have a MS email account as that enables Yes/No login like on yahoo mail app and google 2FA baked into the phone it self

i wish google would Fix the recovery options on google as the account recovery is still 1FA (email or SMS) Yes you can remove it but then you have to prove that you own the account (google used to have a Master code like MS do where you have like a master code to get back into the account)

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leexgx

you can turn that feature off (display messages on lock screen)

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Three to lawyer up unless Ofcom intervenes in spectrum market

leexgx

Re: There's a balance

EE can do it as they have a massive amount of blocks of 3g and 4g

Three and other networks cant as they don't have enough frequency blocks to do it (on 4G)

when o2 got 3g on the 900 band they they went mad with pole masts that sit in between the 2100 masts

i do wish the O2 and 3 merger had been allowed as that would of given EE somthing to compete with (and well emm vodafone to bother adding more 3g and 4g coverage, vodafone has grate 2g coverage outside of cities),, it would of made 3 Very good as 3 and O2 don't have any mast sharing agreements so if merge had happened both masts allowing 3 and 02 access it would of likely surpassed EE in overall coverage (at the moment i would Not tust my 3 phone to work reliably over the UK where as EE as my main phone hardly find places where it does not work, but where it does not work O2 is normally there)

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If you were cuffed during Trump's inauguration, cops are trying to crack your smartphone

leexgx

Re: erase option?

if its a iphone turning the phone off is normal enough nowadays or don't give your finger for 24 or is it 48 hours then you have to use code

if its android you can encrypt the phone as well its best make sure you turn off the phone (if about to be arrested power off phone or restart or keep thinger on power button after 10 seconds the phone will power off or reboot) so they can't just break into the phone when its at the lock screen as quite easy to bypass screen lock on android when you got 3-6 letters in your name (if it's encrypted they need the code when the phone is booting up) neat trick is setting your phone to auto shutdown at set times (like 2am) so to prevent them from been able to accessing the data (unless they do it the moment they get there hands on the phone but i doubt they are that efficient

if you're under 18 you should teach your kids to never unlock your phone to police or school request unless you have a lawyer present as some of them are just out to catch you out on a technicality just for the sake of it (USA has some poor laws where between 15-18 where you're treated as a adult but not a adult at the same time, you can get yourself in trouble by having pictures of yourself on your own phone)

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leexgx

if they all had iphones (recant ones) and did not fess up the finger for more then 24 hours phone becomes pin locked only

but really if your Rioting they get what they deserve

in the UK once the first building was set on fire the Army should of come in and shot them with plastic bullets, Zip tied them up and in back of a van, taking 3 days to round up enough police officers was very poor

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Linux nasty kicks weak, hacked gadgets when they're already down

leexgx

Re: Can we vague that up a little?

it be mostly routers and CCTV devices typically (as they run Linux or a china china base copy of some sort other another router/device that has the hole in it)

OpenWRTis unlikely to have been compromised or if it had it been patched allready

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Twas the week before Xmas ... not a creature was stirring – except Microsoft admitting its Windows 10 upgrade pop-up went 'too far'

leexgx

Re: Microsoft has been getting it wrong with user interfaces

Adam 52

very good post

also Vista HDD problems have come back to windows 10 as well (a lot of the servicing tasks that run in the background are not been ran as background disk priority they are running as Normal, resulting in slow system sometimes, tends to be norm within first 10 minutes of the system starting up)

Fast startup needs a 10 day time out so if the system been booted up using fast start up for more then 10 days it should make sure it does a full shutdown

got that bad there was notification on MS website to press restart instead of shutdown , as people's internet stopped working as shutdown does not shutdown the computer on windows 10 or 8 (its hibernate shutdown i been seeing some people's systems have 30-50 day uptimes), restart does a full shutdown or tapping the power button on the computer if its set to shutdown on button press

automatic driver updating that then Brakes the driver or the system if its the Video or SATA driver it updates (why do it, once its installed it should Not be updated automatically was never a problem on windows 8 and lower)

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leexgx

Re: Microsoft has been getting it wrong with user interfaces

no windows 7 is what Vista should of been (making sure stuff that should be a background task does not interfere with the operation of the PC)

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Gov claws back £440m for rural broadband

leexgx

Re: Please stop repeating BT's and the Government's lies!

Hans it is lies you just gloating that your less than 100meters from your FTTC cab to get 80mb the avg i see is typically around 40mb but its speed ranges i see are between 10-60mb but lower numbers is more typical unless you can see the cab from your house

FTTP should of been the way yes it taken longer and may have been deployed later (as they now have fast FTTP connect module now so that they no longer need to be fusioned to splice fiber) more future proofed

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leexgx

Re: 90% of what?

unfortunately the 90% seems to be if you can get virgin cable or FTTC,

the problem with that is in areas where there is No FTTC but there is Virgin cable they tend to let the FTTN nodes to be overloaded (this is the Coxa side the fiber to the cab is fine they need to add more cards) and end up with unreliable service (mine has been ropey for last month but has more or less stabilised now) and if you can get FTTC you might be near the end of its range and can only get 10mb maybe and thats the best you ever get for next 20 years

FTTC is very stable thought, al my ping monitors give me a Flat avg and min pings on VDSL and ADSL connections (apart from when the line is been fully used as expected) where as cable i not seen a consistent ping for years now

really wish FTTP or g.Fast to the pole or to the street was used then at least we all have fast and stable connection (virgin really needs to sort out high utliation problems Sooner like within 3 months as they have no excuses as the nodes report back to virgin that thye are under high load so should plan to upgrade it)

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leexgx

Re: Radio 4 this morning

i find crash plan works fine, you dont have to use the cloud services as you can set up remote PCs as backup targets (use friend code) only issue is ram with crashplan need to make sure you got 2GB free

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BT and Plusnet most moaned about broadband providers. Again

leexgx

Re: Bad data

i guess you was not pleasant enough

never really had big issues with calling BT its just getting to the right person who will skip stuff you already done like test socket and not require you to do the pointless BT speedtest site for a week when i already Fixed the local problem

most of the time its been something in the house but profile gets stuck at low speed all BT CS person has to do is raise it to reset the profile some of them won't do it, i norm just hang up and call again until i hit a real english/UK or idina person who can do it

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Radical 5G rules proposed, but UK can address woeful coverage right now

leexgx

Re: Femtocells / coverage

your main issue is likely that a Very small group of people (probably 5 people) are likely your cause of your issues with mobile coverage

they likely blocked a mast install and mobile networks only try once or twice

orange used to be very sneaky and install concealed masts on top edge of buildings or churches even after locals tryed to block a 2 year old hidden mast in the center of towns due to health or fake Radio sensitive people, which obviously had 0 impact on them as they did not know it was there so made up symptoms did not show imagined symptoms until they knew it was there lol, i did have one customer who had an earthed bed covers to protect him from frequencies (and the stupid fake radio shield stickers you can buy from ebay) and most likely fake can't stand up problems as well pretending to be bed ridden (i did stop going after a bit as there is the point where you think radio affects you and then you're making it up)

O2 place pole masts on the sides of roads where lots of houses there (they was very aggressive with installing them when O2 got 4G800)

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Masked men 'steal' £250k of smartphones from Exertis

leexgx

Re: Why is a phone stealable?

samsung phones have Region block as well so

phone has to be connected to a intended target region for more then 5 minuets i believe on a call before region lock is removed

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Rollout of smart meters continues at a snail's pace

leexgx

he used a mobile signal detector (not his or customer mobile phone) as the device reported no signal no point in installing the smart meter and is logged as no mobile coverage where meter is (so he has saved the company 2 call outs one to install it and one to remove it if necessary)

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90 per cent of the UK's NHS is STILL relying on Windows XP

leexgx

Re: Extended support?

just change the system into POS mode on XP and you still get security updates (not that they update the hospital systems any way as probably to scared it brake the windows 95 old software that is running on XP)

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Information on smart meters? Yep. They're great. That works, right? – UK.gov

leexgx

Re: Dear Mrs May

remote switch off is only on Prepay smart meters like utilita

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leexgx

Re: estimated net "benefit" of £5.7bn by 2020

only the prepaid smart meters will have remote cut off

like utilita witch can be used in prepay and monthly payment, they are extremely useful in rented houses or House Multiple Occupation (HMO), with say 6 people in renting as you can easy switch over to new renters or remotely turn off the gas and leccy when they fail to pay the rent,, you just change the password , so they cant topup the account online, so when they run out of emergency credit the meter cuts off (or set account to not renting witch turns off the meter right away)

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Guessing valid credit card numbers in six seconds? Priceless

leexgx

Re: Bah!

chip and pin has nothing to do with customer not present transactions if they added a OTP to each debit and credit card that would work very well as that could be a requirement for payment for online transactions if the card has the feature (the current way of having a separate card reader that generates the code is cumbersome)

the paypal one has a push button on it with a very thin battery integrated that makes a OTP code each time its pressed (valid for 30-60 seconds i think)

but that would add cost to each card that the banks would not want to pay and would most likely prefer to eat the small fraud risk (USA does not seem even bothered about customer present never mind customer Not present transactions been fraud, as visa and mastercard are trying to Push for chip and sign witch does not offer much more protection than just mag swipe)

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leexgx

Re: google pay or fruity equivalent...

android pay uses virtual card number the merchant never sees any of your card details (same as apple pay) if it gets compromised you just remove the card and re add it to get a new virtual card number (there is a internet and offline side of it so its hard to compromise as offline is limited to 5 per No phone unlock, once phone is unlocked+internet it resets the 5 no unlock phone limit)

iphone has this as well but as your using fingerprint to pay its norm reset every time (unless no internet)

be nice if google would add the option to require unlock to allow transaction for 60 seconds as at the moment you can steal some ones android phone and make 5 £30 transactions (as the only requirement is turn the screen on to allow payment on android pay) even if this option is disabled by default so user can optionally enable it (as why i only link my credit card even though i am not liable on the my debit card when tap and pay as its less fuss to dispute) it would take google 60 seconds to add a tick box and what ever time to validate it (probably a way lot long as this is something google would not want to screw up)

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leexgx

Re: Partial article

the 'Verified by Visa' site it self looks like a scam site

first time it happened to me i was like nope, you cant even goto the homepage as the domain does not have one so does not explain what the site does, its like visa thinks the page is a secret people was very confused about it when first time even fourms did not trust it as the whois info did not seem right (this was very long time ago thought)

if 'Verified by Visa' thinks its a low risk you get the low risk redirect url (norm i see it for like a second) and you end back at the merchant site with payment completed, unless i do a payment outside the UK or the website was compromised recently (norm my bank wont even let the payment happen until the automated system calls me to allow it a second time)

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leexgx

some people cant get it right the first 2-3 times

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Visa cries foul over Euro regulator's stronger authentication demands

leexgx

Re: Does this give Apple Pay the finger then?

apple pay requires you to use your finger to unlock the phone before allowing the transaction (actually i think you have to have your finger on the fingerprint sensor on the iphone as your tapping the phone on the reader for the payment) which is very secure (unless they cut your fingers off)

Android pay errrr turn screen on works the same as contactless debit or credit card witch makes it very simple to use (unlock the phone to allow transactions over £30 if the shop supports it and it resets the 5 transaction limit per no screen unlock), but there is no option to force the phone to be unlocked first (witch can be Stupid easy feature to add to Android pay app "settings > require unlock to accept payment" option, i have asked google to add this option even if its not enabled by default having it, i would use my debit card on it if it had that option)

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leexgx

Re: VerifiedByVisa always gets in the way....

low risk transactions should trigger the low risk URL response from that verified by visa site (unless you're outside the UK then i would want that to happen, as its likely fraud)

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Pay up or your data gets it. Ransomware highwaymen's attacks on small biz octuple

leexgx

Re: You can reduce/eliminate the risk yourself

Crashplan seem to work really well for me and others (on top of other local backup that is done by the servers as well)

don't even have to pay for it as any computer can host as many backups as you want but is recommended (i would use the cloud option as last resort as the crashplan cloud servers are slow for online backup and restore if outside the USA)

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AT&T pilots dedicated IoT mobile network

leexgx

Re: If your IoT things...

the price i would expect will be for all the sim devices as most IoT things don't need much data (it be like 100 devices per account or more especially with smart meters for example they only need to send once per day there meter reading unless they want more real time use, say solar system )

i can get £0.07 per 1MB on a M2M sim in the UK (its a any network sim as UK has 3 2G/3G/4G networks and 4th network that has 3G/4G only no 2G fallback) USA only has 2 GSM networks

4G is LTE

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Don't panic, but a 'computer error' cut the brakes on a San Francisco bus this week

leexgx

i dont really like airbus flight control design as its just a flying flight simulator that the pilots tell it where it goes and can lead to crashes (officially most of the crashes are pilot error but the confusion from flying the plane all the time can lead to situations when something not normal happens can cascade into a crash)

boeing planes also use fly by wire on the newest planes as well but the diferance is all they did was modernise the systems and made sure the pilot is the person who flys the plane when needed with no hindrance and confusion (no force feedback on airbus on the sticks) the automation on the new boeing planes assists the pilot but at no point does not interfere with them, most boeing crashes have been mechanical failure of some sort of pure stupid pilot flying(not error)

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leexgx

yep there should always be dual systems in place for normal brakes brakes if 1 of them fails to act it should fail safe in a way that applies the brakes , hand brake should be isolated Independent system from the normal brakes and this is a massive fail linking both of them in this way

coaches from years ago even have backup E brake handle just in case for some reason the air brakes lock the brakes open state (practically nearly impossible, but nearly is not good enough with more then 50 people and no seatbelts), you just push it down and it overrides the air brakes by forcing the brake clamps directly via a motor

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Telcos hit out against plans to hike their broadband rates

leexgx

Re: Football rights / broadband costs

ee/BT has no effect the the mobile landscape (and EE is just a virtual provider at the moment, EE is the main

even though i would of preferred it, the O2 and 3 merger would have reduced the 4 networks to 3 and given 3 overall coverage that can match or exceed EE (with native 3uk 2g fall back on o2)

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Google automates Apps OAuth token revocation

leexgx

i guess this be slightly annoying as having to re setup stuff every time i change my password that uses OAuth

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Anti-theft kill switches in smartphones just got a little less creepy

leexgx

your phone rings because its connected to the local mast location does not really have anything to do with it

unless the phone sends its active GPS or Wifi geolocation to your network operator won't know where your phone is only have an approx range of 1-2 mile of where your phone is (or active GPS/Wifi Geo) without Active pinging from the 3 masts the network operators won't know where your phone is exactly

it would require network resources to track every one (tracking one off people is likely not really that hard as long as there are 3 masts in range of the phone and the phone has them passively on standby)

some phones (like iphones, it even says it will force enable it) when you dial 112 999 or 911 the location services are automatically forced enabled and sent with the call if your country emergency services supports it (even if it's disabled on your phone)

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leexgx

Re: Is your phone lost, or stolen, or lost, or worse; in an animal's butthole?

phones do get stolen you know

think your talking about lost and left in random location (pub as i find the pub i am at right now has 2 iphones and 3 android phones behind the bar lol + the one that was dropped on the floor or left on tables and been stolen that we are not aware of)

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leexgx

Re: Effective?

no it means the phone should be permanently blocked anywhere in the world as its the device itself that is blocked not just network block where most would sell it abroad

like a IOS or OSX device can be with Find my {device} enabled or like samsung devices with the Reactivation lock enabled (it's a brick until you enter the correct email and password, even a full firmware reload does not remove the Reactivation lock/find my iphone lock Flag in the phone as when it talks to the servers to unlock it you need email/password)

why i find bit silly nowadays to steal a apple product as very high chance that find my iphone is enabled (even ipads and apple desktops and laptops use it as well, as to why it's extremely important you secure your apple account, or you end up like gawker with all devices locked or encrypted)

if google would make Android Device Danager more an requirement for device lock (as at the moment all it can do is ring, lock and erase but no Lost/stolen marker on the device so they can still sell it to another country after factory reset) if google would put a lost/stolen marker like apple do and limited degree samsung soon as the device gets past the mobile data/wifi setup stage the device would lock it self like samsung and apple do if the phone lock marker is set (or at least make it so google Play/services will never work on the device and constantly pop up with this is a lost/stolen device, if they can't use google play the phone will be a nuisance to use)

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Openreach to split from BT... so they'll be 'Legally Separate'

leexgx

Re: FTTP

Alan Brown

LOL you do understand what blowing fiber down the ducts mean ?

he not saying the the fiber has been burnt out :)

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leexgx

i see more price increases coming soon then

all this will do is make more price increases

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3GPP sets 2018 as freeze date for 5G air interfaces

leexgx

its OK the USA mobile networks will get there way and call LTE-adv (4G+) and call it 5G

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Zero-interaction remote wormable hijack hole blasts Symantec kit

leexgx

this bit was interesting

"Some of those platforms cannot be upgraded. The many users of pirate copies of Symantec's products would also likely be affected since many cracked applications block update mechanisms."

never looked at cracking it my self (i get it cheap enough any way)

i use norton on normal systems that is paid for + other protection

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TalkTalk scam-scammers still scam-scamming

leexgx

Re: It's happening again

could you imagine keeping a person on a call for 1 hour at £1.50 that be very amusing (assuming it was a scammer (only thing is not everyone is aware of the charges to none uk 070 numbers and most mobile operators don't warn you before connecting the call as well)

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TeamViewer beefs up account security after rash of PC, Mac hijacks

leexgx

Re: So for v10?

use teamviewer its already on the system so not that hard unticking one box in teamviewer so its not been running as a service

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leexgx

R

the easiest way to fix is Set A windows password and have it set to 5 minuets on your screen saver and if your remotely logging in tick the lock box when ending the session (it remembers it)

i would recommend disabling file transfers as well and remote recording (not tested if they still work when at the windows lock screen (i would assume they don't but i set them to deny any way)

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Microsoft: Why we tore handy Store block out of Windows 10 Pro PCs

leexgx

Re: @leexgx, re Windows Update.

@Shadow Systems

every system i have worked on the below updates have removed GWX and daily telemetry scan

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3035583 /quiet /norestart

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976978 /quiet /norestart

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart

turning off recommended update has stopped the 2 updates from been installed again (2976978 update is for windows 8 daily telemetry scan, the 2952664 daily telemetry scan is for windows 7 running the above as a batch file has no harm as the update can't be uninstalled if its not installed)

i have not turned off automatic updates off (Microsoft update is also enabled)

Note if you have had the Actual Optional windows 10 update shown in windows update (that has been presented as an important one) you need to hide it 3-4 times to make it go away (hide it check for updates and hide it again, you have to do it 3-4 times)

bigger issue i am having now is windows update taking form 1-6 hours to just check for updates (over 12 hours if its an AMD E type CPU or intel ATOM CPU) as MS has failed to make a service pack 2 for windows 7 (or a roll up update) it is having to dependency checks on 300 updates (so its like 300x300 checks) it kills any of the systems i have worked on if they are single core

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leexgx

Re: Hey Microsoft, keep up the good work!

just turn off recommended updates (this does not turn off Important updates) and no more GWX update and the daily telemetry scan update

put this in a batch file and make sure its on the desktop and run it (reboot computer once its finished)

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3035583 /quiet /norestart

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976978 /quiet /norestart

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart

(GWX installer), Note it can Not be uninstalled on window 8 if you let the system have internet access when you first installed windows 8 (not that i have found or bothered to try to as i norm just load windows 10 on windows 8 systems)

KB3035583

(daily telemetry windows 8)

KB2976978

(daily telemetry windows 7)

KB2952664

2952664 and 2976978 is Very bad on systems that are on HDDs as it scans the whole HDD each day (had 2 calls outs today as systems going very slow removed that update)

KB3035583 GWX update silently downloads a 2.7GB file without permission and that nag GWX box

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'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the damn Windows 10 installer'

leexgx

once you got it working you could of just reverted the windows 10 install back to windows 7 (you got 30 days to do it and i do it quite often) and TURN off Recommended updates (does not turn off important updates)

and remove these updates (batch file or via a command prompt) no more windows 10 nag screen (it has never come back on my PC or any other PCs i have done this on)

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3035583 /quiet /norestart

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976978 /quiet /norestart

wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart

moderator these are the updates you need to remove to rid windows 10 GWX and the daily telemetry scan that slows the PC down for about 10-50 minuets depending how many files you have on your system

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Paying a PoS*, USA? Your chip-and-PIN means your money's safer...

leexgx

Re: The most frustrating thing to me

"Funny the most frustrating thing to me is that it now takes a few minutes longer to check out "

rubbish , the extra time at the moment is because banks and not real banks in the USA are not using Chip and pin on there cards at the moment (as they made sure there cards Lacked chip at all) and the shop tiller has forgotten how to use it

(until the deadline last year they made sure they never issued cards that could do Chip and pin) its going to take about 5 years before Chip and pin becomes normal, in the UK when it became normal the way it happened was the smaller companies like conor shops as they go there card readers replaced (as it happens norm over 2-3 years) and as customers had there expired cards replaced the Last companies to do it was super stores or large chains (like large hardware stores and places like PC would)

Tap and Pay is aggressively been rolled out in the UK most shops have it now (apart from supermarkets but as items tend to be over £30 tap and pay is not useful there as you're forced to chip and pin) it should have complete roll out in about 3 years (some shops in Problem areas have disabled Tap and pay due to fraud and banks or the payment processor are annoying to deal with customer fraud when it comes to Tap and pay, whereas Chip and pin the customer has to prove it was not them whereas Tap and pay the shop has to prove it, even though Visa or mastercard are supposed to eat the fraud be it stolen card or customer fraud)

in any case there is no way i would use a debit card in USA (or outside of the UK any way)

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